Sony Xperia Z1

  • Sony Xperia Z1
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The Xperia Z1 is the new flagship handset from Sony, it comes with a 5-inch 1080p display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, featuring a 2.2 GHz quad-core and Adreno 330 GPU. There's also 2 GB of RAM as well as 16 GB of storage expandable through the microSD. The X1 is also waterproof and features a 20.7-megapixel camera.

Expert reviews and ratings

By TechSpot on 75

Sony already tried to capture the minds of consumers earlier this year with a flagship Android device. The Xperia Z was a decent enough device when it launched, but when the competition hit hard a few months later, the Z fell a little behind. A slick...

By Sydney Morning Herald on -

The Xperia Z1 is at the top of the smartphone camera pile with a 20-megapixel sensor, the same area as a compact camera. The f2.0 lens is housed in a waterproof body that is large by smartphone standards, bigger even than the Nokia 1020. The 12.5cm display has a very high 441ppi resolution. There is 16GB of internal memory and a microSD slot for an additional 64GB. Construction is elegant,...

By Whathifi.com on 100

We've not been short of flagship Sony smartphones in the past 12 months – the Xperia Z barely got to bask in its well-deserved glory before the Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra phablet muscled in to steal some attention. At a glance, the Xperia Z1 doesn't...

By Phone Arena on -

The Sony Xperia Z1 and the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact are two phones that have quite a lot in common. They share the same OmniBalance design that's typical for Sony's smartphones, they're both waterproof, and they both pack the hardware specs we've come...

By Phone Arena on -

To say that the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact is a remarkable device would be a huge understatement. It is a phone that boldly breaks the status quo among Android high-ends – a phone the very existence of which proves that a top-notch Android device can...

By Phone Arena on -

Sony's miniaturized version of its flagship Xperia Z1 – the Xperia Z1 Compact – arrived at the smartphone arena to an expectedly enthusiastic fanfare. It ventures into previously uncharted land, as while competitors from HTC and Samsung have already...

By makeuseof.com on -

When Sony sells you a smartphone for $600, it's making a promise. Actually, it makes a whole bunch of them: Power, beauty, waterproof protection, and everyday utility. Can this slab of metal and glass do it all?To find out, we bought a retail unit and...

By techradar.com/au/ on 80

The Xperia Z1 is another all-round great phone from Sony, just like the barely-out-of-short-trousers Xperia Z it replaces. It has a superb display at times, a large battery that easily sails through a day of hardcore use, and one of the best cameras...

By InsideHW on -

Sony Mobile started a new chapter of their smartphone design with Xperia Z. The refreshment was very welcome and Sony sold a large amount of smartphones since then, and Xperia Z, as a pioneer in this undertaking, proved to be an excellent device. In an...

By geeksquad.co.uk on -

Sony has recently released the Xperia Z1, a waterproof Android handset packed with power and boasting a 20MP Camera. Agent Naish gets hands on and finds out if Sony has made a top Android contender.RRP: £549 Sim FreeThe Xperia Z1 doesn't come cheap, but...

By Phone Arena on -

If you’ve been keeping a close eye on our news feed, then you might have noticed that the Google Nexus 5 has been getting quite a lot of attention as of late. And that should come as no surprise since the handset is pretty great, as we concluded in...

By Tracy and Matt's Blog on -

When I was asked to review the Xperia Z1 I had an idea of what I was going to think as I had previously had a belief that large screened phones were not needed. I can honestly say that my opinion has been changed. It has a beautiful display that suffers...

By theregister.co.uk on -

The Sony Xperia Z1 introduces some very important improvements to the Z, which was a decent but not outstanding smartphone. The screen is now superb, the processor is one of the most powerful you can get in a smartphone and the camera is impressive. Add...

By itproportal.com on 80

The Sony Xperia Z1 has some endearing features. The camera is a winner, the processor is top notch, and the design is good. However, the chassis is perhaps larger than it needs to be, and the display is not the best I've seen – it suffers from less than...

By PhotographyBLOG on 80

The Sony Xperia Z1 is a new Android smartphone with lots of features aimed at the more discerning mobile photographer. Offering a 27mm equivalent fixed lens with a fast aperture of F2, the water-resistant and dust-proof Xperia Z1 also boasts a 20.7...

By mobilesyrup.com on 88

Ultimately, there is very little for which to criticize Sony this time around. The Xperia Z1 may not be as compact as the G2, nor as immediately feature rich as the Galaxy S4 or as beautiful as the HTC One, but it's a fantastic all-round smartphone...

By What Mobile on 80

The advertising campaign for the Xperia Z1 calls it ‘the best of Sony in a smartphone’. But what does that really mean? What is the best of Sony? The Japanese company makes a lot more than just phones these days, and the Z1 is supposed to take its...

By PC Advisor on -

The Nexus 5 , with its incredibly low SIM-free price, has turned the Android market on its head. Here's where we put the two high-end smartphones head to head with each other in this Sony Xperia Z1 vs Nexus 5 comparison review. See all smartphones...

By booredatwork.com on -

The Sony Xperia Z1 is the latest flagship device from Sony currently on the market. Well it is available unlocked, and we were able to get our hands-on one to review thanks to Mobicity . The Z1 sports a 2.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 3,000mAh...

By TechTree on 70

The Xperia Z1 is currently selling for Rs 40,000 via online stores. Its Snapdragon 800 SoC delivers solid performance. The phone looks premium, and IP58 certification ensures that monsoons or sweat won't turn your expensive phone into a brick. On the...